Grantees

The Alabama Law Foundation grants for 2016 were made into two sections: Legal Aid to the Poor and Administration of Justice totaling $380,000.

Programs that provide legal services for the underserved collectively received IOLTA grants totaling $356,000.

The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, which refers cases directly to lawyers in 64 counties and coordinates 2,131 volunteers, received a $59,000 IOLTA grant.

The Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program, which refers cases to 361 attorneys in the Birmingham area, received a $72,000 IOLTA grant.

The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama received a $39,000 grant to continue providing low-cost, quality legal and immigration services to low-income immigrants.

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) provides legal aid to economically disadvantaged citizens throughout Alabama. LSA received a $20,000 grant.

The Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program works with 339 Lawyers and received a $34,000 grant.

The Montgomery County Volunteer Lawyers Program works with 447 lawyers to meet the legal needs of low income clients in Montgomery County; they received a $34,000 grant.

The South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program refers cases directly to lawyers in Mobile, Baldwin, Clarke, and Washington counties; they received a $54,000 grant.

The YWCA of Central Alabama received a $44,000 IOLTA grant to continue the “Justice on Wheels” program for victims of domestic violence.

Programs that improve the administration of justice collectively received IOLTA grants totaling $24,000.

The Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, the only grantee in the category of “Administration of Justice,” received IOLTA grants totaling $20,000. The EJI assists attorneys appointed to capital cases in the post-conviction stage and supplies some representation to indigent defendants.

Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice received a $4,000 IOLTA grant which is targeted toward  reforming Alabama’s debt collection laws, increasing personal property and homestead exemptions, regulation of payday loans and working to help address prison overcrowding.

 

 

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